ISLAMABAD - The Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by Taliban
gunmen for pushing for girls to be educated has been sent to the United Kingdom
for medical treatment, a military spokesman said on Monday.
said in a statement that 14-year-old Malala Yusufzai, whose shooting has drawn
condemnation abroad and at home, will require prolonged care to fully recover
physically and psychologically.
The spokesman said an air ambulance
transporting Malala, provided by the United Arab Emirates, had departed from
Islamabad and was heading for the United Kingdom.